Tania Rubio

The Banality of Evil

Music Theater, for Flute C, Voice and Performer
2019

Tania Rubio Portrait Concert
Composer in Residence 2019
Archiv Frau und Musik
Höschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
Frankfurt
Alemania

Premiere 17 de October, 2019

Objects Theater Piece for Flute, Voice and Performer with 3 short scenes:
1. Silent spring.
2. The flight.
3. Fly fly butter-flies.

It is inspired in the book “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson, scientific documentation and revelation of a contaminated planet by human irresponsible activity. The war against nature promote by chemical industry to kill every insect, bird and living organism named “undesirable”.

During the process, I recorded birds vocalization in natural reserves in Frankfurt, for the creation of this piece, nevertheless, on September 19th 2019, comes out a paper about 50 years of scientific research of birds conservation that reveals that 2.9 billions of birds have been disappeared because of human impact in nature. The terrible news shocked me, and totally change my way of listening into nature.

 

Voice Maren Schwier
Flute Sarah Heemann
Performance Gal Fefferman

 

Photographs thanks to Elisabeth Brendel

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Año: 2019

*Obra realizada gracias al archivo de mujeres Archiv Frau und Musik en colaboración con la HfMDK (Höchschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst), durante la residencia compositiva “Composer in Residence 2019” en Frankfurt, Alemania

Teatro Musical para Voz, Flauta, Performer y teatro de objetos.

Tres breves escenas:
1. Silent spring.
2. The flight.
3. Fly fly butter-flies.

La obra está inspirada en el libro “Silent Spring” de Rachel Carson, cuya documentación científica, revela un planeta sumamente contaminado ocasionado por actividades humanas.  Por ejemplo, la guerra contra la naturaleza que ha sido promovida por la industria química, responsables por el asesinato de miles de insectos, aves, y organismos vivos que consideran “indeseables”.

Para la creación de la obra, realicé grabaciones sobre vocalizaciones de aves en reservas naturales en Frankfurt, sin embargo, el 19 de Septiembre del 2019, se publica un estudio que reúne 50 años de investigación científica en la conservación de las aves, revelando que 2.9 billones de aves han desaparecido por culpa del impacto humano. La terrible noticia me impactó y modificó completamente mi forma de escuchar a la naturaleza.

Si pensamos que cada organismo es conectado a una red de supervivencia, significa que la extinción no es solo acerca de las aves, sino de toda la cadena de insectos, anfibios, mamíferos, etc. Cada organismo vivo está conectado a otro para crear vida que tomó millones de años en evolucionar para ser como la conocemos hoy en día.

La ignorancia en acciones banales que destruyen, toma pocos segundos. El teatro de objetos trata de evocar esas acciones mínimas que parecen ser insignificantes, no tener un impacto global, como la banalidad de matar una abeja!

Estamos enfrentando la sexta extinción masiva y cada acción que tomemos en cada momento presente, será la semilla germinaremos durante los proximos años, para nosotros y para  futuras generaciones.

¿Podemos imaginar un mundo en silencio sin voces de la naturaleza en él?

Voice Maren Schwier
Flute Sarah Heemann
Performance Gal Fefferman

Tania Rubio Portrait Concert
Composer in Residence 2019
Archiv Frau und Musik
Höschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
Frankfurt
Alemania

Estreno 17 de October, 2019

Fotografías gracias a Elisabeth Brendel[:en]Objects Theater Piece for Flute, Voice and Performer with 3 short scenes:
1. Silent spring.
2. The flight.
3. Fly fly butter-flies.

It is inspired in the book “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson, scientific documentation and revelation of a contaminated planet by human irresponsible activity. The war against nature promote by chemical industry to kill every insect, bird and living organism named “undesirable”.

During the process, I recorded birds vocalization in natural reserves in Frankfurt, for the creation of this piece, nevertheless, on September 19th 2019, comes out a paper about 50 years of scientific research of birds conservation that reveals that 2.9 billions of birds have been disappeared because of human impact in nature. The terrible news shocked me, and totally change my way of listening into nature.

If we think that every living organism is connected to a natural network for survival, this means that the extinction is not just about birds, but all the biological chain, insects, amphibians, mammals, etc. Every living being is connected to each other to create life that took about millions of years of evolution to become as we know it today.

For the ignorance, “the banality action of destruction” just take a few seconds. The objects theater piece try to evokes the minimum actions that seems not important, and may not have a global impact, as the “banality of killing a bee”.

We are engaging the 6th mass extinction, and every action we take from know will be the seed that we will see growing up during the next years, for our and future generations.

Can we imagine a silent world without any natural voices on it?

Voice Maren Schwier
Flute Sarah Heemann
Performance Gal Fefferman

Tania Rubio Portrait Concert
Composer in Residence 2019
Archiv Frau und Musik
Höschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Premiered October 17, 2019

Photographs thanks to Elisabeth Brendel

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